Knit with Me is two fold, on one hand it's a collection of patterns that could be worn by either a mother or daughter, but it's also designed to encourage the next generation to knit with us. That means that there are projects of multiple skill levels and sizes. Knit with Me contains 7 sweater patterns, and 6 accessories.
Gudrun partnered with Quince and Co to work on this book, which is a fabulous way for an independent designer to have support when taking on a project of this scope. Their yarns work wonderfully with her designs as they have a stitch definition that doesn't hide Gudrun's extraordinary design details. (Confession: I haven't knit with their yarns yet... but I have plans! )
One thing that really stands out in this book is the use of multiple models. There are three different sets of mothers and daughters shown wearing the garments. This means there are different body types and personalities which helps show the patterns wide range of appeal. Also, the photography by Carrie Bostick Hoge is GORGEOUS... flipping through this book, looking at the pictures, smelling that new book smell, is almost enough, except that I want to knit a sweater for me NOW!
Which one you wonder? Well, it's a tie between Ambrosia and Brock... see? They are both so different, and yet each would fit into my wardrobe perfectly!
Also, are you looking forward to a weekend of Knitting with Gudrun and myself? Two retreats were announced this week that we will both be teaching at! If you are on the West Coast, we'll be at Vogue Knitting Live Seattle April 5 - 7. For those on the east coast we'll both be at the Yarn Cupboard Retreat in Syracuse NY April 19 - 21.